Robert Henry Summers (1888 - 1948)

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Avoca, Australia

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Avoca, Australia

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Family

Father: Summers David Summers
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Kaye Summers

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Henry

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Louis E Summers

Louis E Summers

Deanna Summers

Deanna Summers

William Summers

William Summers

Steven Laverne Summers

Steven Laverne Summers

Alta Dillon slumber party 1898

Alta Dillon slumber party 1898

Albert Summers

Albert Summers

Agnes Summers

Agnes Summers

Benita Summers

Benita Summers

Scott and Melinda Summers

Scott and Melinda Summers

Grandma and Grandpa Summers or Lammers

Grandma and Grandpa Summers or Lammers

Katie Summers

Katie Summers

Flossy Ivonne Shady Summers & Della May Wolfcale Sparks

Flossy Ivonne Shady Summers & Della May Wolfcale Sparks

Summers children 1924

Summers children 1924

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James E.Summers Family Louis E Summers Deanna Summers William Summers

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1888 - In the year that Robert Henry Summers was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

1905 - At the age of 17 years old, Robert was alive when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

1916 - At the age of 28 years old, Robert was alive when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1928 - Robert was 40 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1948 - In the year of Robert Henry Summers's passing, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

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Robert Henry Summers passed away in 1948 in Avoca, Australia at age 60. No cause of death has been listed for Robert. He was born in 1888. He was born to Summers David Summers and Mary Elizabeth Kaye Summers, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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